Type of project: Internship
Starting date: September – October 2022
Duration: 3 – 4 months
Location: Wetsus – European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Pharmaceutical residues or other micro-pollutants have been categorized as a contaminant of concern in the Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) effluent. They are not effectively removed in the conventional WTWPs as the WWTPs were initially not designed to remove these micro-pollutants. Their presence can cause severe consequences in the natural water bodies ecosystem despite their low concentrations (ng/L to µg/L).
Biological oxygen dosed activated carbon (BODAC) filters are currently being tested as tertiary treatment to remove pharmaceutical residues from WWTPs secondary effluent. A pilot of the filter is built in the Puurwaterfabriek, Emmen. In this pilot study, the pharmaceutical concentrations, organic and nutrient content, and the biological and physicochemical state of BODAC filters are thoroughly investigated.
Your responsibilities and benefits
How to apply:
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